India's Fastest Growing Online Recruitment Site, Naukri.com, Chooses Akamai to Optimize Performance and Scalability
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leader in powering rich media, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, today announced that Info Edge (India) Limited has chosen Akamai's Web Application Accelerator (SM) service to optimize the search application of it's flagship brand and India's No. 1 job site: Naukri.com.
Naukri.com is an online recruitment platform that provides a variety of services to job seekers, corporations and placement agencies in India and the rest of the world, including resume database access, response management tools, job postings, and branding solutions. With more than 200,000 jobs available at any point in time, and over 32,500 corporate clients during the financial year ended March 2008, Naukri.com is India's largest and fastest growing job site.
To maintain its leadership position, Naukri.com proactively addresses the technical issues - performance and scalability - that accompany fast, global growth. Naukri will leverage Akamai's Web Application Accelerator service to accelerate its search application and enable faster accessibility of relevant jobs to its customers.
On the development, Vibhore Sharma, Sr-Vice President, Info Edge (India) Ltd - parent company of Naukri.com said, "Akamai-optimization of our search application will result in a consistent user experience as well as reduced loads on our web servers, while enabling us to focus on developing new products and services to further solidify our No. 1 market position."
"Naukri.com pioneered the concept of online job search in India by striving to provide the best possible job search experience and tools to help job seekers find the right job," said Robert Hughes, executive vice president of Global Sales, Services and Marketing for Akamai Technologies. "We're pleased to contribute to Naukri.com's goal of providing an enhanced and consistent customer experience that keeps their corporate customers and job seekers repeatedly accessing their services."
Akamai's Web Application Accelerator service leverages Akamai's globally-deployed platform -comprising approximately 36,000 servers in 70 countries - to deliver consistent, improved application performance for enterprise customers. Akamai accelerates customers' dynamic Web applications using a number of unique techniques including dynamic mapping, route optimization and connection optimization technology. The result is increased user adoption of applications for greater productivity and decreased support costs.
Naukri.com, India's No. 1 job site and the flagship brand of Info Edge, revolutionized the concept of recruitment in India. Since its inception in 1997, Naukri.com has seen exponential growth year after year. Formerly an ICICI Ventures investee company, it has attracted investments from leading venture capitalists, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sherpalo Ventures. Info Edge completed an IPO in November 2006.
Naukri.com is a recruitment platform and provides services to job seekers, the corporate world and placement agencies in India and overseas. It offers a bouquet of products like Resume Database Access, and Response Management Tools and its services include Job Postings, and Branding solutions on the site. With over 200,000 jobs live at any point, Naukri.com serviced over 32500 corporate clients in the past year. The company has over 1700 people operating through 67 offices in 41 cities in India and overseas offices in Dubai, Riyadh and Bahrain. For more information, log on to www.naukri.com
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The release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, the effects of any attempts to intentionally disrupt its services or network by unauthorized users or others, changes in technology used by InfoEdge (India) Limited or termination of its relationship with Akamai, failure to have available sufficient transmission capacity, a failure of Akamai's network infrastructure, and other factors that are discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.